The Alliance is working with community members in Dayton to improve the walking paths along Silver Lake. In order to make the walking path an accessible and educational destination for locals and visitors alike, the we are working with community members to place four interpretive signs detailing the local history, plant and animal diversity, and scenic beauty of Silver Lake. The signs will also emphasize the need to keep the lake and the surrounding area litter free for the health of local wildlife.
Want to help with this project? We’re currently seeking funding for the signs, new trash cans and path improvements. You can make a tax-deductible donation towards this project directly through our website or through the The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.
In the words of Silver Lake Mill Owner Cheryl Lyon,
Silver Lake enjoys a unique role in Rockingham County; it’s on Virginia’s Wildlife and Birding Trail, Virginia’s Civil War Trails, and just a year ago, Virginia established the Silver Lake Historic District. The area has been especially enjoyed by families during the pandemic who walk or bike the Dayton Greenway and continue along the western edge of the lake.
We will continue to update this page as the Silver Lake Project moves forward. Please contact David Birkenthal at email@example.com with any inquiries about the project.